fair point that
A pair of new Wolverines and we're back on the front page. Action since last rankings:
6-6-11 Minnesota gains commitment from Josh Ballesteros. Michigan State gains commitment from Tyler O'Connor.
6-7-11 Northwestern gains commitment from Dean Lowry. Notre Dame gains commitment from David Perkins.
6-9-11 Minnesota gains commitment from Isaac Fruechte.
6-10-11 Michigan gains commitments from Tom Strobel and Erik Magnuson. Northwestern gains commitment from Dan Vitale.
6-11-11 Minnesota gains commitment from Dinero Moss.
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ESPN's initial rankings are finally out, so their numbers in the table above have switched to star averages, rather than 150 Watchlist prospects.
Full data after the jump.
Just in front of yesterday's Sparty (Joel Foreman, at #76) we have David Molk:
Nice to see him getting some national recognition ...
It has been mentioned before that Michigan was in his top five. Looks like this is reaffirmed and a visit will happen this week. It seems like the consensus is Dunn is the guy most would want if we take a running back, but this would also be a nice pickup. Kid is a top 100 guy to Scout, and top 200 to Rivals. Again, stars don't always matter, but it also shows this kid has some legit talent. Time to GBOD like the rest of them Mr. Garmon.
days until Michigan crushes WMU.
There are also...
days until Kenny Demens de-cleats Edwin Baker.
There are also...
days until Josh Furman and Brandin Hawthorne rough up whoever is still eligible at OSU.
It's a slow Saturday night....discuss:
But in the case study here — comparing Michigan, Michigan State and Notre Dame — the rankings of recruiting classes means virtually nothing.
Why bring it up now, in June, when the players being ranked won't play a college game for more than a year? Well, ESPN came out with its early rankings this week and there was a lot of chest-thumping in Ann Arbor. The Wolverines were rated sixth and the Irish 13th.
The Spartans? Not among the top 25. Granted, they have only five commitments for 2012, but they were not included, nonetheless.
My question is: Is there anyone who is surprised by this?
From The Detroit News: http://detnews.com/article/20110611/OPINION03/106110391/U-M--Notre-Dame-get-respect-in-recruit-rankings--MSU-gets-the-wins#ixzz1P1BdQFOJ